9 Days Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.

9 Days Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.

Destinations: Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park,Tarangire
Highlights: Tree-climbing lions, flamingos & other bird life, possibility to see the ‘big five’ and finally get close to the endagered Mountain Gorillas.

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Depart Arusha for the short drive to Lake Manyara National Park.
Arrive at your accommodation for lunch before proceeding to the park for an afternoon game drive. Late afternoon return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park

Rise early for breakfast, then depart for the Serengeti which is approximately a three hour drive. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch for game in the Ngorongoro/Serengeti Conservaiton Area. On entering the Serengeti National Park start a game drive heading in the direction of tonight’s accommodation. Stop for picnic lunch, then continue searching for game in the afternoon. Late afternoon, arrive at your camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast, embark on a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Stop for picnic lunch during the day then return to camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, undertake a morning game drive and return to camp/lodge for lunch. Then depart for Ngorongoro National Park, arriving in time for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha  

After a very early breakfast, drive through the beautiful forest and misty mountainside before coming to the crater rim. Here we begin the steep descent down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy a full day game drive stopping at the picnic point for lunch. Mid-afternoon, depart for Arusha.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Arusha – Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be received by our driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel in Kigali arriving for overnight on bed and breakfast.

Day 8:  Kigali – Gisozi Genocide Memorial – Kimironko Market  – Kigali City – Nyamirambo women center.

At 10:00 depart for a day of up close memorable experiences with some Rwanda beautiful people and culture.

1. Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site

The was officially opened on April 7th, 2004 (on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide). This site was built to commemorate the 250,000 Tutsis murdered during the genocide. Special tribute goes to the Aegis Trust, a UK based charity organization in collaboration with the Kigali High Council. Aegis signifies “shield” or “trust”. This organization campaigns against crimes against humanity and genocide. It was established in 2000.

The memorial site has the following: the main historical exhibition, a Children’s Memorial exhibition and an exhibition on comparative genocide – called Wasted Lives. The 4-acre memorial gardens contain 10 mass graves and the National Genocide Documentation Centre

2. Kimironko Market

This is a huge local market. You can buy almost anything there. Alley upon alley of fascinating products / produce and vendors. I loved the bantering interaction with the vendors. Outside the main market, stalls sell everything from meat and fish to sunglasses and household items.

Meals: breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Kigali – Ruhengeri

After your morning breakfast, depart for Ruhengeri area the second largest town in Rwanda, with its stunning backdrop of five volcanic mountains – The Virungas  . Arrive in time for your hotel check in. Dinner and overnight will be at your hotel.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8; Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters – Kinigi to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience on the gorilla trek tour. Once you spot the gorillas, you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. Return to your hotel for lunch and later afternoon at leisure.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 9; Ruhengeri –  Kigali

After an early breakfast, enjoy the scenic transfer back to Kigali with onward transfer to the airport for your evening outbound flight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch,

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